Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar performs onstage headlining Day 2 of the 50th Festival D'ete De Quebec on the main stage at the Plaines D'Abraham on July 7, 2017 in Quebec City, Canada. 

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7-Time Nominee Lamar Set To Open Show, Sources Say

Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 will perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, Billboard has learned.

Lamar, who is up for seven awards including album of the year, will open the show, according to sources. 

Additionally, 2018 President’s Merit Award recipient Elton John will be joined by Miley Cyrus to perform one of John’s classic hits. Two nights later, John and writing partner Bernie Taupin will be honored at the taping of  Elton John: I’m Still Standing --A Grammy Salute.  The special will air later in the year on CBS.

Previously announced Grammy performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Pink, Ben Platt and SZA.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS at 7:30 p.m. ET,  are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy.

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